|United States Patent||7,165,082|
|DeVos||January 16, 2007|
A system and method for mail server backup. In one embodiment, the method may comprise storing one or more messages on a mail server, where each message is associated with an index time. The method may then perform a full backup by storing each message and a backup time associated with the full backup on a backup medium, and perform a partial backup by storing selected messages on the backup medium dependent upon a difference between the index time associated with each message and the backup time. In one embodiment the partial backup may be performed by backing up each message that includes an index time that is dated after the backup time. In a further embodiment, each message on the mail server is contained in a mail folder object, and storing the backup time may comprise modifying a data member of the mail folder object.
|Inventors:||DeVos; Steven R. (Kirkland, WA)|
VERITAS Operating Corporation
|Filed:||October 31, 2003|
|Current U.S. Class:||1/1 ; 707/999.202; 707/999.203; 711/161; 711/162; 714/6|
|Current International Class:||G06F 12/16 (20060101)|
|Field of Search:||711/162|
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